Greetings 5A Community,
There were a few disruptions to our schedule this week with MAP testing and special visitors to our classroom, but students once again managed the changes and challenges like champions.
Measure of Academic Progress – MAP
Unlike paper and pencil tests where all students are asked the same questions and spend a fixed amount of time taking the test, MAP testing means every student gets a unique set of test questions based on responses to previous questions. They also have as much time as they need to take the test. Your child’s MAP Growth results will be available online soon.
Here is a short article based on 12 common questions parents ask about the MAP Growth Test.
In math this week, we began our new inquiry into geometry. Students completed a geometry pre-assessment, before measuring out and putting together their own square meters using rulers and scrap paper. Next week we will continue to explore the concept of perimeter and area before taking a closer look at the features of 2d and 3d shapes.
The math curriculum outcomes 5A are currently working on are:
- Choose appropriate units of measurement for length, area, volume, capacity and mass (ACMMG108)
- Classify two-dimensional shapes and describe their features (2D) (Described in the NSW syllabus)
- Compare, describe and name prisms and pyramids (3D) (Described in the NSW syllabus)
- Connect three-dimensional objects with their nets and other two-dimensional representations (ACMMG111)
- Estimate, measure and compare angles using degrees (ACMMG112)
In Literacy this week, week, students completed an explanatory pre-assessment for our new text type. We have also started reading A Midsummer Nights Dream. Next week, students will be busy completing the final round of DRA reading tests.
Visitors to 5A
Nurse Susan came to talk to students about hygiene and how to look after their bodies. Next week, Nurse Susan will be back to explain how the reproductive system works in both males and females.
Mr Dylan also came in to talk with us about ’emotional regulation’; how our emotions change or intensify, and how some students may experience new emotions. Students were given strategies to help them regulate, identify and communicate what they are feeling.
We also visited Ms Cathy’s K2 classroom on Monday and participated in a K2 lesson. This provocation to the Transition unit was designed to give students an understanding of how they have changed over time. During homeroom discussions, students identified changes to their lives such as freedom to make choices about what they learn, more responsibility for themselves and their belongings and friendships.
Next week Ms Michelle will visit us to discuss ‘digital footprints’ and that certain information should not be shared online, in order to keep students safe from online predators.
Parent Coffee Morning – Transitions UOI
This week the G5 team held a parent coffee morning to share information and resources about the Transitions unit. Thank you to those parents who attended. As discussed here is the slide show we used during the coffee morning.
Who We Are_Transitions coffee morning 2019 (May 10)
Seussical Jr. is on Sale Now
Thursday 16th, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th – Get your tickets quick as they are selling fast.
Swimming switches to Thursday for 5A and 5B
Snack Sale Monday 13th May
Tuesday 14th – Youth Sports Festival
Wednesday 15th – Seussical Jr full day rehearsal